St. Patrick’s Day Explained

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St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of the Patrick is a cultural celebration that is celebrated around the world and is traditionally held on March 17, the death date of Saint Patrick. Today, I will be discussing the cultural and religious aspects that go along with St. Patrick’s Day holiday!

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Saint Patrick’s Day began as an official Christian feast in the 17th Century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.┬áThis day celebrates when Christianity had arrived in Ireland, and the heritage and culture of the Irish.

Several countries such as, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada, Mexico, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Lithuania, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Montserrat, and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, in these countries the celebrations are all associated with the color green, shamrocks, leprechauns, parades, and festivals! However, Saint Patrick’s Day has become too commercialized over the years, and it takes away from what the holiday really means to others.

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